October 2019

Pace of change drives MSPs to be acquired

[London, 31 October 2019] MSPs are being squeezed by more demanding customers, having to provide a wider range of services and advice. The good news for the service provider industry in the Manchester area seems to be that competition for customers is not as frantic as in the south of England. But skills issues and a need to keep up the pace of change will impact particularly smaller MSPs, the Managed Services Summit North heard this week.

Trick or treating Android Emoji keyboard app makes millions of unauthorized purchases

London, October 31, 2019 – A popular Android keyboard app, ai.type, downloaded more than 40 million times and included in the Google Play app store, has been caught making millions of unauthorized purchases of premium digital content, researchers at mobile technology company Upstream report. The app has been delivering millions of invisible ads and fake clicks, while delivering genuine user data about real views, clicks and purchases to ad networks. ai.type carries out some of its activity hiding under other identities[1], including disguising itself to spoof popular apps such as Soundcloud. The app’s tricks have also included a spike in suspicious activity once removed from the Google Play store.

Is Your Accounts Payable Department Spending Inordinate Time Fixing Invoicing Errors? Intelligent Automation’s for You

By Bob Monio, Commercial Product Management Director, Kofax

Disputed payments, missing invoice data, incorrect posting information, mismatched invoice and purchase orders – ring a bell? Research shows that Accounts Payable (AP) staff spend nearly a quarter of their time dealing with such matters.

Robots hiring humans: new research reveals the importance of striking the balance in the hiring process

31 October 2019: New research into job-seeker attitudes to digitization, automation and AI in the recruitment process has revealed how job-seekers are cheating recruitment technology platforms, to better their chances of landing a job. Seven in ten (67%) job seekers admitted to deliberately using optimization strategies to improve their chances of getting a job. 

The study, Hiring Humans vs. Recruitment Robots, by recruitment software provider TribePad canvassed the views of over 1,000 employees and job seekers in the UK. The findings revealed a worrying trend: as technology continues to permeate the recruitment and HR industry, job-seekers are looking for ways to game the system. 

Powered by Battery: Did EGO's New Cordless Electric Mower for 2020 just leak?

Whether intentional or not, Home Depot briefly listed a never before seen "21 inch Select Cut Lawn Mower with Touch Drive Technology" .  While we're unaware of public announcement from EGO POWER+, we came across a couple interesting pages online via Home Depot Pro that may very well be an upcoming new EGO Power+ mower about to hit the market. Details on this new mower are subject to change but below is what we can speculate from the information we know so far.

EGO is about to introduce to market a new 21 inch 56-Volt cordless electric walk behind mower with two significant features:

Deep Learning Is Overtaking Classic Machine Learning Methods, Study Finds

Peltarion, leading AI innovator and creator of an operational deep learning platform, and AI Knowledge Network CognitionX, organizer of the CogX festival of AI and emerging technology, today released a new study based on research and interviews with other AI industry leaders across Europe such as Amazon, Google, DeepMind, and JP Morgan. The report, “Deep Learning: Opportunities and Best Practice”, provides insight that deep learning is overtaking more classic Machine learning methods. However, several challenges remain; cost, complexity, and skills are yet to be solved to enable market growth.

Website Templates vs. Custom Web Design – What are the Differences and Which One to Choose? Walter Moore Sun, 10/27/2019 - 09:13

Do you require a website for your business or you want to have online representation for your offerings? Then there are many ways to build a website and present it to the public. While building a business website, there are many things to consider as well as different choices to make. In any case, the primary consideration to make is whether to go for custom website design or to adopt the smart method of using website templates?

The Ultimate Guide to Writing Epic Content That Will Go Viral

When you think about some of the most globally shared content this year or the year before, it may seem as if the whole thing is random. Ok, some funny stunt made by a cat may have been accidental but when we are speaking about writing content, you will soon learn that the process is not random and that it takes effort and creativity to achieve your content to go viral. But this also means that it can be done, instead of accrediting each viral success to luck. To help get you moving in the right direction, here is a guide to making your content so grand that it goes viral. 

SecureCloud+ recognised as an Investor in People

SecureCloud+, the fast-growing IT company that specialises in innovative ICT solutions for Defence and Public Sector has been awarded the Investors in People (IIP) accreditation for demonstrating their commitment to the development of their people. This achievement is a testament to how the company values their employees’ well-being and success.

The Reading based SME were praised by their (IIP) assessor for their outstanding leadership and people management skills for a growing company in just its 5th year. This continuous growth has been achieved by their ability to attract and retain great talent, with employees coming from various backgrounds.